Did you ever read up in any "trades" magazines as to why the refrigerants
were mandated to be phased out for the so called "better version"? Talk
about politics. When I was in the automotive business years ago our trades
publication that we subscribed to spelled it all out. Apparently DuPont was
about to have its Freon patent run out and would no longer have the market
cornered, so to speak. So they came out with a replacement refrigerant that
they would have the patent on again. They sold it to our government leaders
as being better for the environment, the ozone layer. That as it may be, it
is worse for human contact. If it was not going to be as harmful to the
ozone layer why do they want it to all be recaptured when working on a
system rather than let it go free as was done with R-12?
This was the precursor to the global warming fad and now the climate change
No, I was out of it by that time, though I knew it was all leftist
bullshit and politics. Unilateral replacement of R-12 doesn't fix a
problem they think we have.
Right, it was a part of the expanded eco-terrorism which has risen to
accepted (by leftists) political form in the world today. Fukkemall.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness;
poverty and wealth have both failed.
-- Kin Hubbard
If you are interested in fact, the patent had expired 10 years before
the consideration of the ban, and 20 years before its use was banned.
And its patent too had expired before the ban finally took effect.
DuPont would have loved it if it had been otherwise. The replacements
use more expensive fluorine in place of chlorine. Fluorine does not
argue with oxygen / ozone over bonding rights, it wins, so it has no
effect on ozone.
And this isn't true, as it turns out. Some of these replacements mess
with the endocrine system of frogs, for example.
Since the ozone hole has finally started shrinking, they may have that
part correct. Not really "politics" then is it?
These compounds are so stable that the only place they can be broken
down, is in the energetic radiation that the ozone layer protects us
from. That we cannot find how this will harm us now, does not mean
there is no possible harm that increased concentrations cause (or
lawyers can assing in court).
Better not to treat the atmosphere as a waste dump either. Cats can
be trained not to foul their own nests, why can't we?
"fad" =/= loss of glaciers, increasing sea levels. Yes, there are a
bunch of chicken littles running around like "this is news", and "we
are all going to die". Things are changing, and whether or not we
caused it, we need to roll with the changes. Assigning blame is a
waste of effort.
If it cost money to make something, there should be money in recycling
If we are off topic...
David A. Smith
I forgot to mention that when I used Goodman, I spec'ed expansion valves
instead of the flow rate tubes they come with, which may or may not be
sized correctly by the installer for the particular install ... it makes
a big difference in this humid climate to have a properly balanced
Although I had to add an extra start capacitor on my Goodman units, it
is also one of the reasons I can keep my AC at 80 and when you walk in
from outside it feels much cooler than the actual temperature due to the
lower humidity inside.
I'd bet that whoever installed your AC had enough snap to know the
difference and/or knew how to balance the system with correctly sized
flow rate tubes to get optimum evaporation in the condenser ...
Installation, installation, installation .... :)
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